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Provamc's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 12:14 AM | #1
I'm an original beta tester and SWTOR CE Founder coming back after I pre-ordered RoTHC but need an honest answer.

I've decided to roll a new Jedi Knight as I'm not really interested in continuing with my Level 50 Columi/Rakata Commando.

My question is - if I roll a Guardian as pure Vig DPS will I have issues getting into FPs and Ops once at level 55 considering the changes made in 2.0.

Hope someone can shed some real light on this for me.


Rogueleadnine's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 01:36 AM | #2
hey prov i've been running vig guardian since 2.0, clears hm fps, tfb and snv sm with ease so no issues there. you can checkout the guardian subsection for some good consolidated info on rotations and parses. however sentinel still gives better dps according to the charts so it depends on your gamestyle.

Wallner's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 05:09 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Provamc View Post
My question is - if I roll a Guardian as pure Vig DPS will I have issues getting into FPs and Ops once at level 55 considering the changes made in 2.0.

Do you mean, will you have problems getting into FP and Ops as DPS?
Or do you mean, is Vigilance viable as dps in FP's and Ops?

First question, it might take a while to find a group sometimes (via group finder anyway), there's more dps than tanks/healers so the queue is long.

As to the the second question, yes Vigilance works fine in 55 FPs and Ops. Dunno if they are at the same level as sentinels, but if not, almost.
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Forrent's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 12:08 PM | #4
As a new JK, in group finder, I had DPS checked only. Waited and waited to get a group.
I then checked TANK, and was in a group as soon as I hit OK.

On another character, I did the same thing, but instead of switching on Tank, I click on Healer. Took about 30 seconds to get a group.

As a DPS... wait, wait, and wait...

ChrisRedmond's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 12:19 PM | #5
Is vigilance a viable DPS spec? Yes.

You will have no problems getting into a group or finding people who want to group with you, but expect a 15 minute wait in a group finder queue, this is true for all DPS, and has no bearing on the fact you are a Vigilance JK. Healers wait about a minute, Tanks are an instant pop.
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Provamc's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 05:03 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisRedmond View Post
Is vigilance a viable DPS spec? Yes.
Yep this was my question.

As far as the wait times, well, I'm a crappy tank and don't even begin to ask if I can heal so the wait times will be fine by me.

Thanks all.

Provamc's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 05:19 PM | #7
Oh and btw, most ppl are saying Sents still do more dps even though the Guardian is much closer after 2.0, so what's the actual incentive to roll a Vig Guardian instead of a Sent?

Didjeridoo's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 06:47 PM | #8
What's the incentive indeed?

NogueiraA's Avatar

05.03.2013 , 09:39 PM | #9
It's about gear + skill.
But Sentinel has more utility for the group, speed buff, little heals and +15% all damage/heal buff.

Mattmonkey's Avatar

05.05.2013 , 02:34 PM | #10
re sentinal vs vigilance

Vigilance is doing more DPS in endgame content currently if you look at actual parses from actual players playing actual raids in end game.

Sentinals bring better utility with trancendence and Inspiration

Vigiliance are considerably more survivable - always where but now with saber reflect and armour affecting force and tec damage the gap has widened.
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